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Piedmont Access To Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) is pleased to announce a grant award to the Boydton Dental Center from the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) in the amount of $80,000.

PATHS beat their own record this year!  In 2013, 30 patients lost a total of 1,100 lbs. In 2014, 35 patients (with the coaching help of their Provider, Elizabeth Hagan, NP-C) lost 1,402 lbs.  That’s almost ¾ of a ton!

The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus virus may be a taboo topic, but it is increasingly an issue for everyone. The Centers for Disease Control considers HPV to be the most common sexually transmitted sexual infection in the United States.

Though state legislators have not voted to expand Medicaid coverage, one state Senate committee has submitted an alternative way to provide coverage to as many as 400,000 poor residents.

Danville health care providers say human lives are at stake when determining a way to provide care for uninsured Virginians.

State Sen. Bill Stanley made stops at Danville Regional Medical Center and Piedmont Access to Health Services on Monday to talk about Medicaid expansion — and how Virginia could help the uninsured without expanding the program.

To the editor:  I recently attended a Senate Finance Committee meeting held in Richmond where those on both sides of Medicaid expansion were given three minutes to voice their opinions. It was a long day, and the senators sitting on the committee were obviously growing tired and asked that if a topic had already been covered that folks attending would not speak. Since participants before me had already addressed my concerns over not expanding Medicaid, I declined to speak.

 

Piedmont Access to Health Services — PATHS — held a “capping off” ceremony at its new expansion Wednesday, celebrating an important milestone in the construction of the 9,000-square-foot addition: the beginning of enclosing the building.

It was concerning that the Virginia General Assembly adjourned its 2014 session without passing the budget, but even more disturbing is the reason for the deadlock — the expansion of Medicaid.

Pediatrician Dr. Robert Broughton has joined Piedmont Access to Health Services’ Danville clinic, seeing patients two days a week.